This book is a combination of many things – a memoir, experiences with travel and a set of business principles on how to be able to accomplish a goal.
John Wood was a Microsoft executive working in Asia. John became influenced by a man name Pasupathi who was eager to tell him about Nepal. Pasupathi was responsible for finding the resources for 17 schools. Pasupathi was leaving to visit one of his schools and John asked if he could go along. It did not take John long to come up with a vision of something he would like to do to educate the world's children.
John’s decision to leave Microsoft was not an easy one. He would be ending his ties with everything that was important to him in his immediate world. How would he explain to people that his life was taking such a radical change?
John created Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes education in the developing world. By the end of 2007, the organization will have established over 5,000 libraries and 400 schools.
The knowledge that John gained at Microsoft has helped him to be able to create and manage the enormous success of this nonprofit organization. Microsoft made it possible for John to set high expectations.
This book is an inspiring read for anyone who might have a goal in mind. It proves that it is possible to be successful when you have an idea and combine it with some hard work and determination. This book is an interesting read and the author really comes through to show his compassion for a vision he wanted accomplish. It proves that one person really can make a difference. Be sure to add “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World” to your reading list.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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